Elizabeth D. Samet

Elizabeth D. Samet  is the editor of The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant and professor of English at the U.S. Military Academy. The opinions she expresses here do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

A Lifelong Habit of Being

Exploring a fundamentally ambiguous attribute

by Elizabeth D. Samet | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

America's Black Soldiers

The long history behind the Army's Jim Crow forts

by Elizabeth D. Samet | Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Knock on Grant

Why toppling his bust in Golden Gate Park was a strange way to celebrate Juneteenth

by Elizabeth D. Samet | Saturday, June 27, 2020

Moral Courage and the Civil War

Monuments ask us to look at the past, but how they do it exposes crucial aspects of the present and has an inescapable effect on the future

by Elizabeth D. Samet | Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Dishonorable Behavior

The scourge of military sexual assault and the warrior’s masculine code

by Elizabeth D. Samet | Monday, June 05, 2017